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Polished my rims this weekend

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by adge82, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Thought i might take some pics finally.



  2. that came up looking shweet Adge, did you do them yourself?
  3. They look excellent you must be pleased with the result :).
  4. what did you use?

    Looks great!
  5. yeah what did u use mate...
  6. Did it myself, used the same method as described in the articles section here on NR.

    I masked up the tyre and the parts of the rim i wanted black (just the centre section). Then just piled on a whole heap of selleys kwik strip paint stripper. Once the paint was gone i cleaned the wheels with warm soapy water, then took off all the tape and cleaned again.
    Finally just covered the wheels in a fine layer of autosol and used a drill with polishing bit to buff them up. (munted 4 polishing bits in the process, damn its hard work)

    The paint stripper is awesome, 5 minutes and the paint just wipes off. Polishing was crap, took sooo long and im tired as, but it was well worth the effort i think.
  7. Looks great until you have to polish them every few weeks to keep the finish up.

    Does look good though well done mate.

  8. hmm sounds like a whole day job
    but looks the money...
  9. Last set I polished I did by hand, took me a month... _never_ doing that again :)